DAF trains its technicians on zero tailpipe emission electric trucks

DAF Trucks has started training its network-based dealer technicians on electric vehicles, in advance of the first deliveries of its zero tailpipe emissions LF Electric and CF Electric to customers in the coming weeks.

The training, which is taking place at the DAF Academy based at DAF Trucks’ UK head office in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, includes in-depth EV maintenance and diagnosis procedures. Training content comes in addition to IMI Level-3 Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Repair & Replacement training, which all delegates on the DAF EV product training have already successfully completed.

Suzanne Moore, DAF training manager, said: “We’re making sure we’re fully-prepared to support customers as they adopt DAF electric vehicles into their UK operations. Just like any DAF truck, customers operating DAF electric vehicles can rely on legendary DAF customer support. We have electric vehicles entering regular operation, we offer a range of mobile and static charging options and we now have fully-trained technicians in place in the network.

Gasrec opens new monitoring centre for biomethane stations

Gasrec has opened a Remote Monitoring Centre to watch and react to real-time data from its biomethane refuelling stations across the UK.

Manned by a team of six operatives, the new site will also monitor its tanker fleet, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, while keeping on eye on the gas levels to ensure an uninterrupted supply as well as detect any equipment faults or safety issues immediately.

Tony Robinson, chief technical officer at Gasrec, said: “The safety and resilience of our operations is at the heart of everything we do. Historically this work has been incorporated into our operations and engineering team but the substantial growth of the business over the past two years has enabled us to take things to the next level.

“Our Remote Monitoring Centre team have undergone intensive on-site training, ensuring they are all familiar with our stations and equipment. Through the latest technology, they will be able to monitor every aspect of our operation, ensuring we can react to potential issues before our customers even know there is a problem.”

Operators will be able to access and control CCTV footage of every Gasrec facility, allowing them to identify problems quickly while also offering advice or assistance to drivers fuelling their vehicles whatever time of day or night.